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No Fallout 3 demo coming

No Fallout 3 demo coming

Pete Hines says that it is impossible to cut down Fallout 3 into a demo and he's not going to release the full game as a demo...

Bethesda Softworks' Pete Hines has said that there will be no demo for Fallout 3, according to a report on Eurogamer.

Hines explained that because Fallout 3 has been built as one thing, "there's no way to portion off a section and have it stand on its own without putting the whole game in the demo, which we're just not going to do."

He then went onto say that because of the open, free-roaming nature of the game, a demo would prohibitively limit the experience. "And it doesn't really capture the fun of a game like an Elder Scrolls or a Fallout, where you can go where you want and do what you want. So no demo, sorry."

This will no doubt disappoint those who were hoping to try the game before buying it because of reservations they have with the game's direction.

Fallout 3 is a post-apocalyptic role-playing game that is expected to hit retail shelves later this year. For more information about the game, please check out our preview of the game. And while we wait for the game’s release, discuss these developments in the forums.

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Stuey 22nd April 2008, 14:31 Quote
Given the nature of the game, at least as described in bt's article, I can't say that this is that shocking.
Veles 22nd April 2008, 14:43 Quote
Not surprised really, IMO, better to release no demo than a bad demo that reflects poorly on the final game.
UncertainGod 22nd April 2008, 15:08 Quote
Not a surprise but I am one of those people who will only buying this after trying it out first.
Lepermessiah 22nd April 2008, 16:01 Quote
Oblivion with guns, no way this game turns out anything close to the original fallouts.
will. 22nd April 2008, 16:05 Quote
Fair 'nuf.
MrMonroe 22nd April 2008, 16:08 Quote
No doubt there are people that will use this as an excuse to pirate the game, play it for 20 hours and decide they don't like it enough to pay.
naokaji 22nd April 2008, 16:18 Quote
Fallout 3 doesnt need a demo to promote sales anyway, since it will sell due to its name, so its probably just a cost savings thing to make no demo since the developer thinks it would be a waste of time and money.
Veles 22nd April 2008, 16:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by naokaji
Fallout 3 doesnt need a demo to promote sales anyway, since it will sell due to its name, so its probbly just a cost savings thing to make no demo since the developer thinks it would be a waste of time and money.

Yeah, people who know Fallout will probably buy it anyway, and people who don't will buy it because it's from the same guys as Oblivion, they're going to have no problems selling it.
Vash-HT 22nd April 2008, 17:31 Quote
Pffff Fallout 1 had a demo, they're just too damn lazy to make one.
chrisb2e9 22nd April 2008, 17:40 Quote
i'll just wait for reviews to come out. easy way to do it, and then if I decide to buy the game i'll wait for a few patches to come out and then get it.
devdevil85 22nd April 2008, 18:10 Quote
Bethesda + Fallout = game worth playing for me
CardJoe 22nd April 2008, 18:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Vash-HT
Pffff Fallout 1 had a demo, they're just too damn lazy to make one.

Fallout 1 had an awesome demo. An entirely custom designed area - a town not featured in the full game with various quests, at least five endings and an entirely satisfying feel. I played the demo for it at least twenty times.
Vash-HT 22nd April 2008, 20:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
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Originally Posted by Vash-HT
Pffff Fallout 1 had a demo, they're just too damn lazy to make one.

Fallout 1 had an awesome demo. An entirely custom designed area - a town not featured in the full game with various quests, at least five endings and an entirely satisfying feel. I played the demo for it at least twenty times.

Yeah the demo was a lot of fun, at the time I was a young kid and my mom wouldn't buy it for me so I played the demo a lot until the game came down to like 15$.
johnnyboy700 22nd April 2008, 21:37 Quote
Sod the demo, I'll buy the game without it.
Mentai 22nd April 2008, 23:31 Quote
I always like demos for PC games if only to see how they perform on my current system, since that does determine whether I buy it new, or wait until my next upgrade (when the game would usually be cheaper).
The demo for fallout 1 sounds awesome, it would be cool if they did something like that. But then, have bethesda ever released demos? I don't remember any for oblivion or morrowind.
MiNiMaL_FuSS 23rd April 2008, 01:05 Quote
Bethesda have made some good games, but some very buggy ones too.

Take 'Pirates of the Caribean' a terrible name choice yes, and terribly terribly buggy, but add the Build13 mod and you can see what this came really set out to achieve.........let's just hope that Bethesda dont only make a fantastic framework this time though.
PhenomRed 23rd April 2008, 02:55 Quote
Anyone who liked Oblivion will look at this, then look at their wallet, and decide that the better of the two options is the game.
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